RiverView Recovery, UMC to hold many Events in September September is National Recovery Month more


Chronic Leg Swelling, Varicose Veins topic of RiverView’s Aug. 28th Health Luncheon Family Nurse Pracititioner and Certified Wound Specialist Dave Sundberg to present more

10/22/2014 | 3 pm | Meeting Room 4

Stroke Support Group The Stroke Support Group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month, April-October. Each meeting is held at 3 pm in Meeting Room 4 and is hosted by Marie Johnstad, Speech-Language Pathologist.  For easiest access, attendees should park on the south side of the building and enter through the Rehab entrance.  For more information on the Stroke Support Group, call the RiverView Speech Language Pathology Department at 218-281-9438 or 1-800-743-6551, extension 438. more

10/9/2014 | 6:30 pm | RiverView Classroom

CPR Classes RiverView Health is offering two classes for CPR: one for certification and another for friends and family (no certificate given). For more information or to register, contact RiverView Education at 218-281-9405 or 1-800-743-6551, extension 9405.   more

9/24/2014 | 7 pm | Kiehle Auditorium, UMC Campus

Recovery Event - Singer Mike Farris

Singer Mike Farris, winner of the 2008 American Music Association’s Award for “Best New or Emerging Artist” has performed with the who’s who of American music legends including Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Dave Matthew’s Band, Sheryl Crow, and Bob Dylan. With a personal history that includes alcohol and drug addiction, Farris’ music celebrates his freedom from chemicals and his faith in God. He said in a recent interview, “I was a destructive person. I was a drug addict and an alcoholic, so being where I am now and being able to share this spiritual music, this great musical heritage from America, and being part of a healing force is great.” Farris travelled to Copenhagen, Denmark last year and in an interview there he talked about the diverse music genres that have influenced his style and he cited African American spiritual music as the foundation of his music. “This music was born out of a people in bondage, literal bondage, and because it was born out of struggle, it is still relevant and it is going to be relevant as long as there are people on earth because we are all struggling, we are all trying to figure it out, we are all trying to be free. I spent a lot of time in my life being on the wrong team.

Recovery Month is a national observance each September that spreads the positive message that chemical dependency treatment is effective and people can and do recover. Events will be held across the country throughout the month.

Local Recovery Month events are made possible through generous sponsorship from The Glenmore Foundation, the UMC Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (ATOD) education program, the UMC Career Development and Counseling Department, UMC Concerts and Lectures, UMC Campus Ministries, and RiverView Recovery – a division of RiverView Health.